XJ550 Blaster

Discussion in 'Engine Mods and Swaps' started by 79xs, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. 79xs

    79xs Member

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    I finished the wiring tonight. I mounted the fuse box and also ran the extra wires needed for the clutch switch. I mounted the rev limiter to the underside of the cover. I don't think I could fit anything else in that airbox.

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    Alright time to check back in here with some updates !! Want to see a Riding vid of that bad boy !
     
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    I do plan to add a larger cooling fan. A fan off a R1 or R6. The motor gets a little grumpy after an hour of riding. I'll just keep an extra battery with my truck so I can run the fan full blast for 10-15 mins between rides.
     
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    That Don't Sound Bad , I Know that Suzuki Quads had Fans on there oil Cooler I Believe , Maybe you could Adapt Something similar so you wont have to carry a second battery !
     
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    I bought a +4 swing arm off of ebay, been running it a year and lots of jumps, no problems. The construction of the part looks like quality to me.

     
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    Due to the massive forward weight of the motor (and me :D ), it's pretty easy to keep the front end down. It would look pretty cool though. I plan to weld the VIN number onto the frame and call this done. I:I


    Any other changes would be bolt-on. If we have a normal winter I may install a ski kit and studded tires. The river becomes 6+ miles of state trail when it's frozen.
     
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    Man this is a SWEET build!! The cleanest conversion I've seen so far (we do have a really clean one going on over on QRHQ with a GSXR1000 though but it isn't anywhere close to finished). Ride videos man ride videos!!! I just spent the past hour reading your thread and now it's 12:47am so I think I deserve them LOL
     
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    Installed a 05 LTZ400 shock using a set of Ken Oconnor bushings. Everything seems to clear pretty well.

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    Some new tires to help out in the mud/snow.

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    that is one bad machine good job bud
     
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    Thanks.



    Got the wheels on the quad now.

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    wow get a vid now!! that thing will throw a huge roost i bet!!!!!:)
     
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    Haven't posted on the old Blaster forum for a few months. My 550 blaster had it's third birthday this summer so I thought I would post some updates.

    It now has an oil temp gauge next to the tach.
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    Also, the topic of "usability" comes up a lot with swaps like this. With that in mind, I edited up a quick video showing how it rides. I tried not to make it too boring.

     
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    What is the top speed on that thing?
     
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    I haven't had enough room to take it up to full speed. On paper its around 100mph with the 50 tooth rear. It has a 6 speed. I picked that motor due to its physical size/shape.. its not going to be anywhere near an R6 or CBR600, but it is just about right for that small frame.
     
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    8 Year update.

    Added a oil cooler. The cooler is off a 1983 XJ650 Turbo. The lines and oil filter housing are from a 1985 FJ600. No hose clamps or custom lines, all OEM parts matched to make this a bolt-in.

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    Dyna coil mounts. The wires exit the bottom of the coils.
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    Sealed NGK plug caps. I had a issue with water/mud causing miss-fires when using standard resistor caps.

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    Starting with a Raptor 660 harness, I made a complete new harness that uses OEM style sealed connections along with metric bullet connectors.

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    Dyna rev limiter for that nice sound. The zip tie is used to pull the plastic plate out of the box. I swap between a standard rev limiter and launch control, depending on the mood.

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    Winch.
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    Winch wiring is located in the rear, just behind where the stock air box would be.
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    The stock petcock is hard to reach since the tank is raised a few inches. I added a remote petcock under the tank, just in front of the seat. The U-bolts are a temp fix for the front seat mounts. The seat mounts up higher to match the tank.
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    Glad to see you're still around !! Kind of always liked this swap.
     
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    agreed, glad to see this is still going.
     
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    Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Well thought out and engineered. Kudos! Now enjoy the fruits of your labor!!!
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